Yesterday, we reported on all your favourite shows returning to Netflix in 2019. It has since emerged that 'The Witcher' will also hit the streaming service before the end of the year.
'The Witcher' hails from a fantasy series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The books have previously provided the source material for a film, television series and highly popular video game series.
The live-action Netflix series stars Henry Cavill in the lead role of Geralt of Rivia.
It hits Netflix in the last three months of the year.
Not only that but 'The Irishman' - Martin Scorsese's return to form in a mob film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci - and '6 Undergound' - an action thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, directed by Michael Bay and written by the scribes of 'Deadpool' - also hit Netflix in autumn to winter of 2019.
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said of the Netflix 2019 line-up (via Variety):
"Well, definitely in the third quarter, we’ve got new episodes and new seasons of some of our most loved and most watched shows on Netflix, ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Casa de Papel,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ’13 Reasons Why,’ ‘Elite,’ which was a big hit for us right out of Spain, a new season from Ryan Murphy of ‘The Politician,’ a brand new show on Netflix that we think our audiences are going to love."
"And then you start seeing later in the fourth quarter some of our bigger film investments coming through like ‘Irishman,’ like ‘6 Underground’ and also a big new original series that we’re currently shooting in Hungary called ‘The Witcher,’ that is an enormous European IP, very popular game and Book IP, that we think is going to make a really fun global series."
The official logline for 'The Witcher' reads:
"Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."
'6 Underground' sees:
"Six billionaires fake their own deaths and form an elite vigilante squad in order to take down notorious criminals."
In 'The Irishman', "a mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa."